Bird strike forces Hawaiian Airlines to ground plane

Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines

A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu to American Samoa was grounded after a bird strike.

Flight 466 to Pago Pago was cancelled on Monday.

Hawaiian Airlines says the strike damaged the aircraft’s radome, which is the “nose cone” of the aircraft that covers navigational instruments.

A new flight has been scheduled for affected passengers. They are expected to arrive in Honolulu at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Hawaiian says customers who do not live in Pago Pago have been provided with hotel accommodations. Each of them will also be provided with a travel credit for the inconvenience.

No injuries were reported.

Hawaiian operates flights out of Pago Pago every Monday and Thursday.

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